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Capitals Trade Marcus Johansson

The Caps’ winger is headed back to Minnesota

Minnesota Wild v Washington Capitals Photo by John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images

cPer hockey insider Kevin Weekes, the Caps are moving Marcus Johansson to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a third-round pick.

Here’s Kevin with the latest:

Johansson was acquired by the Caps - for the second time, of course - from Seattle at last year’s deadline for Daniel Sprong, a fourth-round pick and a 6th-round pick.

Update: Confirmed per Tarik El-Bashir:

Confirmed by the team:

The Washington Capitals have acquired a third-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forward Marcus Johansson, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

The Capitals currently have five picks in the 2023 NHL Draft. Washington owns their first, second, fourth, fifth and seventh-round picks. The Capitals also now own eight selections in the 2024 NHL Draft - their first, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh-round picks, as well as Boston’s and Minnesota’s third-round pick - and eight selections in the 2025 NHL Draft.

Johansson, 32, recorded 28 points (13g, 15a) in 60 games with the Capitals this season. The 6’1”, 203-pound forward has registered 435 points (157g, 278a) in 813 career games with Washington, New Jersey, Boston, Buffalo, Minnesota and Seattle.